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Soapbox: Gaming's Greatest Fireworks Display Still Resides Inside the PS2

Gaming's Greatest Fireworks Display Still Resides Inside the PS2

Sky lights

It’s currently Bonfire Night here in the UK, a bizarre annual event in which wooden figures are burnt at the stake in order acknowledge the capture of Guy Fawkes, a British radical who plotted to dethrone King James I by destroying parliament with dozens of barrels of stashed gunpowder. His plan was eventually exposed after a tip-off...

Push Scare: The Resident Evil 4 Cabin Encounter That Totally Redefined Survival Horror

The Resident Evil 4 Cabin Encounter That Totally Redefined Survival Horror

Inkredible

My first taste of survival horror came courtesy of Trip Hawkins’ ill-fated 3DO. Our family gaming room was one of approximately six around the UK to play host to the Panasonic edition of the so-called Interactive Multiplayer, and we had a copy of the original Alone in the Dark lying around. I remember being fascinated by Edward...

Soapbox: Why Are We Arguing Over Holiday Exclusives When PS2's First Year Offering Will Forever Rule the Roost?

Why Are We Arguing Over Holiday Exclusives When PS2's First Year Offering Will Forever Rule the Roost?

Sammy Barker talks system sellers

Exclusives are the gamer’s equivalent of bullets. Venture into the dark recesses of any popular video game forum, and you’ll find format fighters striding into battle, armed with a list of titles that’s sure to ensure victory for their given side. It’s only natural, of course, that people should want to...

News: This Woman Likes Silent Hill Way More Than You Do

This Woman Likes Silent Hill Way More Than You Do

No argument here

This particular author may be penning this article while proudly wearing a Pyramid Head t-shirt – we kid you not – but we’ll happily concede that there are much bigger Silent Hill fans in the world. One such person is Whitney Chavis, who’s just won the Guinness World Record for the biggest – and probably only – Silent...

Feature: We're All Going on a Sony Summer Holiday

We're All Going on a Sony Summer Holiday

Fun in the sun

Cancel your cheeky week in Barbados or Benidorm, because Push Square Sabbaticals are taking you on an all-inclusive tour of the sunniest resorts in Sony land. During your ten day stay on Planet PlayStation, you’ll visit the most tantalising tourist spots that gaming has to offer, each lovingly laying out idyllic views,...

Store Update: 4th June 2014 (Europe)

4th June 2014 (Europe)

Producing perfection

Being a detective isn’t easy at the best of times, but we suspect that it’s a teensy bit more difficult when you’re dead. That’s the predicament that Ronan O’Connor faces in Murdered: Soul Suspect, the supernatural thriller from Square Enix. While ghosts are at the forefront of this week’s European PlayStation Store...

Store Update: 20th May 2014 (North America)

20th May 2014 (North America)

The new order

It’s a scorching week on the North American PlayStation Store, with more new releases than you can shake a stick at. Highlights obviously include Transistor and Wolfenstein: The New Order, but Sparkle 2, Drakengard 3, and a slew of new PSone imports are vying for your attention, too. What are you buying? PS4 Pre-Orders:

Store Update: 6th May 2014 (North America)

6th May 2014 (North America)

Strike a light

MLB 14 The Show is the main addition to the North American PlayStation Store this week, promising to hit a homerun for the first time on Sony’s next-gen format. Despite launching on the PlayStation 3 and Vita earlier in the year, this PlayStation 4 version promises visuals so pretty that you’ll struggle to keep your eye on the...

Talking Point: What Are Your Favourite PlayStation Easter Eggs?

What Are Your Favourite PlayStation Easter Eggs?

Sunny side up

We all know that Easter eggs are at their absolute best when they’re big, brown, and made out of chocolate. However, just because you can’t beat a sugary oval filled with Cadbury’s finest fondant, doesn’t mean that the tasty treats stashed inside video games aren’t also entertaining. We took a look back at 12 of the very...

Who Would Win Wednesdays: Alduin vs. Bahamut

Alduin vs. Bahamut

Round 11

We're now so far into Who Wins Wednesdays that we've had to start using numbers when it comes to typing out the tagline. We've had ten features leading up to today's duel, with the last battle ending up as a win for everyone's favourite alien, Garrus Vakarian. In an attempt to keep things feeling fresh, we're going to move away from gun...

News: Share Your Resident Evil Memories to S.T.A.R. in an Upcoming Capcom Game

Share Your Resident Evil Memories to S.T.A.R. in an Upcoming Capcom Game

Pick your braaains

While the franchise may have infected other platforms, the PlayStation will always represent Resident Evil's true home. New fan or old, we're sure that you have plenty of fond memories that have kept you up at night. And Capcom UK would like you to share your terrifying experiences to stand a chance of winning a cameo in an...

News: SEGA's Yakuza Series Started Life As a Gangster Inspired Gamble

SEGA's Yakuza Series Started Life As a Gangster Inspired Gamble

Rolling the dice

While it may not get localised with much regularity anymore, the Yakuza franchise is one of the bigger brands in Japan at the time of writing. However, it took a big risk on SEGA’s part to reap those long-term rewards, as the series initially started life as little more than a good intentioned gamble on the legendary publisher’s...

Store Update: 18th February 2014 (North America)

18th February 2014 (North America)

Hiryu go

Double Helix’s anticipated Strider reboot headlines another swell North American PlayStation Store update this week, which also plays host to a standalone version of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s recent Freedom Cry expansion and silly shooter Earth Defense Force 2025. Other arrivals include Gunslugs on the PlayStation Vita and